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November 19, 2013
The Human Health Costs of Losing Natural Systems: Quantifying Earth’s Worth to Public Health
Scientists Urge Focus on New Branch of Environmental Health NEW YORK (November 19, 2013) — A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth’s natural systems. Looking comprehensively at available research to date, the paper’s authors highlight repeated correlations between changes in natural systems and existing...
November 12, 2013
Alberta Plan Fails to Protect Headwater Havens for Vulnerable Wildlife
WCS Canada Analysis Calls for More Protection across Southern Canadian Rockies of AlbertaGrizzly bear, wolverine, and native trout ranked as “highly” vulnerable to loss of habitat security and climate change TORONTO (November 12, 2013) Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) scientists said today that the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan released recently by the Alberta government falls far short of protecting vulnerable fish and wildlife populations and headwater sources of pre...
September 26, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action: Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants
Commitment’s Goal: Stop the Killing, Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Demand An unprecedented collaboration – moving beyond extinction stats to solutions for elephants Elephant numbers have plummeted by 76 percent since 1980 due to ivory poaching; 35,000 slaughtered by poachers in 2012 alone Commitment Makers include: Wildlife Conservation Society, African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and World Wildlife Fund Commitment Partners: African P...
September 24, 2013
SNAP: Created to Answer the Question: How can protecting nature help ensure food, energy, water, and security for 9 billion or more people?
The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis launch historic collaboration: SNAP (Science for Nature and People) Announcement of groundbreaking collaboration made at Clinton Global InitiativeSNAP launches new website and online magazine at http://snap.is NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 24, 2013) – The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis ...
September 24, 2013
SNAP: Saving People by Protecting Nature
Announced at the Clinton Global Initiative, SNAP aims to solve the world’s most pressing conservation and human development issues.
September 12, 2013
A Royal Collaboration on Conservation
WCS and various other global conservation organizations are partnering with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to safeguard the world’s natural resources for future generations.
August 14, 2013
New Report is the First Published Study to Confirm Distemper as a Killer of Amur Tigers
Genetic testing used to verify suspected cause of disease and death Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy in Russia and colleagues characterize new threat to endangered big cat New York, N.Y. – August 14, 2013 – The first-ever published study to genetically characterize canine distemper virus (CDV) in tigers confirms that CDV acts as both a direct and indirect cause of death in the endangered big cats in the Ru...
July 24, 2013
The Rougher Side of Cashmere
A new study by WCS reveals that the proliferation of the cashmere garment industry poses dangers to wildlife, including snow leopards, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, gazelles, and kiang, pictured here.
July 24, 2013
Victims of Fashion: New Study by WCS Reveals Dangers to Biological Diversity from Proliferation of Global Cashmere Garment Industry
Snow leopard, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, gazelles, and other species impacted NEW YORK (July 24, 2013) — A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Snow Leopard Trust reveals a disturbing link between the cashmere trade and the decay of ecosystems that support some of the planet’s most spectacular yet little-known large mammals. The study finds that as pastoralists expand goat herds to increase profits for the cashmere trade in Western markets, wildlife icons from the Tibeta...
July 17, 2013
Protecting and Connecting Headwater Havens
WCS Canada Report Calls for More Protection for Vulnerable Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as “highly” vulnerable to fractured landscapes and climate change Download report at www.wcscanada.org. TORONTO (July 17, 2013) A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) calls for the designation of new Wildland Provincial Parks in the Southern Canadian Rockies of Alberta to protect v...
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